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At-Home Pediatric Wellness Exams

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Congratulations on the new addition to your family! At Capital Home Veterinary Care, we believe preventive vet visits for puppies and kittens are at the heart of a happy, healthy pet, and they provide essential care needed to support their growth and development.

We advise scheduling routine pediatric wellness exams throughout your pet's first year. These exams help monitor their growth and allow us to administer essential vaccines. If your puppy or kitten has a health concern, requires a vaccine booster, or is beginning a new vaccine series, these wellness checks may occur more frequently. As a bonus, our mobile veterinary team comes to your location, ensuring that your little companion remains safe and comfy in the familiar surroundings of your home without the risk of disease from entering a hospital setting.

What to Expect During a Pediatric Wellness Exam

  • You and our care team will discuss your pet's development and determine the best wellness and vaccine schedule.
  • Our team will then perform a nose-to-tail exam of your newest addition. Fecal and blood tests may be completed as well.
  • We will provide nutritional counseling to create a solid foundation during these early years.

What Does Nutritional Counseling Include?

Maintaining your pet's weight is a key factor in promoting a long and vibrant life. Proper nutrition and the management of a healthy weight significantly reduce the risk of conditions such as:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis and other joint problems
  • Bad breath (pee-ew)
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes and kidney disease
  • Obesity
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Skin and coat disorders
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Depending on your pet’s age, their nutritional requirements will change as they grow older. It's important for you to have a reliable source to turn to when you have questions about the best food for your pet, how much to feed your pet and your pet’s optimal weight. Factoring in your pet's condition, breed, and age, our team will develop a custom dietary regimen of food, treats, and maybe nutritional supplements to support a balanced diet and your pet's unique health needs.

Reach out to our team to schedule a pediatric wellness or nutritional counseling visit from the convenience of your home. We're always a phone call away, or you can request an appointment online.